Female Transformers?!

We now have word that an upcoming episode of Transformers will feature a race of female Transformers.  Rumor has it that these female Transformers is Hasbro's marketing push to promote the Transformers lines to young girls.  Whether these figures will be simply dolls with car parts, or something else entirely different has yet to be seen.  Some say Starscream will head up the female Decepticons.